Rewind: June 15, 2024 – “A Fugitive At Large in Schroon Lake!”

Rewind:  June 15, 2024 A Fugitive At Large in Schroon Lake!      John I. Filkins and the Reward for his Capture by Dave Waite             It started as just another January night on the Albany train for 28-year-old express messenger Thomas A. Halpine.  As a veteran of four years in…
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Rewind: June 1, 2024 – “How Silk Killed Trask”

Rewind:  June 1, 2024 Our friend David Waite has provided us a look at a very influential family and important philanthropist to Warren County.  Katrina Trask, with Mary Wiltsie Fuller, establish Wiawaka on Lake George.  Though this is a tragic story, keeping the Trask name in our minds and hearts is important.   “How Silk…
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Rewind: May 1, 2024 – “With An Eye to the Sky”

Rewind:  May 1, 2024 With an Eye to the Sky Warren County residents watch for Enemy Aircraft during WWII by Dave Waite It had likely been a typical afternoon at the fire tower atop Prospect Mountain that August 12, 1940, at least until observer Schermerhorn noticed three small dots coming towards him on the western…
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Rewind: “The Native American Fountain” – April 15, 2004

Rewind: “The Native American Fountain” April 15, 2004     The Native American fountain in Battlefield Park at Lake George was originally named “The Mohawk Warrior.” It was given to the State of New York in 1921.  It was repaired and restored and rededicated in September 2005.  Funding for the project was provided by a…
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Rewind: February 15, 2024 – “Until His Luck Ran Out: The Story of William McKay”

Until his Luck Ran Out: The Story of William McKay  by David Waite        Our friend David Waite has found a story about a man with a bit limited connection to Warren County, but we share it here because it is an interesting tale.  William McKay worked in Warren County, and his wife…
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Rewind: February 1, 2024 – “Round Pond”

Rewind:  February 1, 2024 – “Round Pond”      We had a question about Round Pond come into the office recently.  The inquirer asked where Round Pond was,  and what has happened to it?  Their family told them stories about it being a swimming spot when they were growing up, but the questioner couldn’t find…
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Rewind: January 1, 2024 – “Tahawus”

Rewind:  January 1, 2024 – TAHAWUS Just to our north lies the location of the former hamlet of Tahawus.  Collections Manager Tom Lynch came across this short article about Tahawus.  Unfortunately, the newspaper source has been lost, as is a specific date, but it appears to be printed in 1956.   Read and learn:    

Rewind: January 15, 2024 – “Tales from Warren County’s Bootleg Trail”

Rewind:  January 15, 2024 “Tales from Warren County’s Bootleg Trail” by Dave Waite In October of 1919, the passage of the Volstead Act granted the power to enforce the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, what we remember today as Prohibition, which had been enacted 9 months earlier. With the prohibiting of the production, transportation, and…
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Rewind: December 15, 2023 – “The Civilian Conservation Corps – The CCC Had an Important Place in Warren County History”

Rewind: December 15, 2023 “The Civilian Conservation Corps – The CCC Had an Important Place in Warren County History” Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as President during the Great Depression, promoted the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of the Emergency Conservation Work Act.  This program started in 1933. It was considered by many as his most successful…
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